Today on Tablet
The Seder sausage-making, and more
Today in Tablet Magazine, Joshua J. Friedman puts together an interactive collage so you can teach yourself just how disparate texts and sources came together to form today’s Seder ritual. Liel Leibovitz notes that this week’s haftorah takes a stand for observing the spirit of the law over fetishizing orthodox stricture. The Scroll takes the same stand against strict rules and conventions: it is, after all, a blog.
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